Object Workspace Guidelines
Object details are presented in a workspace that includes Summary, Monitor, and Configure tabs. Related objects appear under the More Objects tab.
Creating an Object Workspace
When adding a custom object to the vSphere Client environment you must:
- Extend the main workspace to display an object workspace for that custom object
- Extend the Navigator with your custom object list
Use the XML templates provided with the vSphere Client SDK as described in Creating an Object Workspace for a Custom Object. These templates automatically create the default tab structure and the proper layout within in each tab.
Extending an Existing Object Workspace
When you extend an existing object workspace, the layout of your data depends on the tab where your extension appears. You can:
- Add a portlet to the Summary tab
- Add views to to the Monitor and Configure tabs
The extension points are described in Extending an Existing Object Workspace in the SDK documentation.
Understand the intent and layout of each tab.
Ensure that you are putting the right data in the right place.
Show your object details directly in the object workspace.
Don't require users to open a modal or other pop-up to view the information.
Don't allow editing in the object workspace.
This requirement is to prevent users from accidentally changing a value. Enable editing in a modal.